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All Blog Posts Tagged 'camp' (70)

Form letter received

Happy, happy, Joy, joy! I have looked at her letter, address and the information contained herein more times than what would be considered normal. I have a sense of peace now that the letter arrived. I just got back from the post office where I mailed 8 envelopes, containing 13 total letters. I told her I would number them so she would know the order written in. I am fine if she does not write back since I know that sleep is a premium and her free time, exceedingly limited.

While I…


Added by NavyMomJoy on September 12, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments


It's been a week and 2 days since he left... I thought it was going to be easier as the days go by, but here I am, still as emotional as ever. I see his stuff all over the house... Projects he started and never finished, shoes, his HS swim medals that's all over the house, school papers strewn about.

When he called on the night of his arrival at GL, I thought that would make it better for me, to know that he's alright, to know that the Navy will be taking care of him, I WAS WRONG!!! I'm… Continue

Added by Ichiban71 on September 5, 2015 at 1:19pm — 10 Comments

Who else has sons/daughters that arrived to boot camp 7/29/15?

Hi there! My name is Tracey and our son arrived to boot camp also 7/29! We just received his box of items 8/4 in CA. but there was no letter and no ship/division number. Have any of you received this info for this group yet? Our daughter did this two yrs back so we've got some prior experience But I thought her box had the address.

Trying to hunt down his ship/division info so we can start sending mail to him....they rejoice when they receive mail!

Added by Traceykj on August 5, 2015 at 10:00pm — 21 Comments

Got my first real phone call - 16 days into Boot Camp

I just got a call from my son!! So he said he only has 15 minutes and he would like to call his Dad also, then asked if I could be mindful of the time for him. His sister was with me at the time, so on to speaker phone he went...

He sounded a little bit like he was getting a cold, or recovering from a cold. He was very calm, and steady paced in his talking. He already sounds more mature. I immediately felt proud!

I remembered that they get loaded up with so many…


Added by RefuseToSink on March 21, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Day 5

Well it's been 5 days I will soon be able to send Jace a letter letting him know I have kept my promise , NO eating out and exercising regularly.  I have been watching videos on You Tube of the first week and what their going through. You know, it helped. I think it is true, It doesn't get easier You get stronger as a Navy Mom. Just as our kids are getting stronger. Stay strong Mom's <3

Thanks for…


Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 13, 2014 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

Boot camp for him, no eating out for me. :-/

Day 2 of boot camp for Jace and no eating out plus exercise daily for me.  We all know Boot camp is not easy or we assume it isn't.  Well not eating out is not easy for this Mom. I would eat out twice a day at least 3 times a week and once a day almost every day. Good lord, now that I say it, it sounds absurd. 

So I told my son I will not go out to eat for the next 8 weeks and I will exercise…


Added by Jlin SHIP03 DIV190 on April 11, 2014 at 12:18am — 3 Comments

It's Letter Writing Week!

This week is Letter Writing Week. Show support for your Recruit and express yourself with a hand-written gesture.
Click this link for some great tips and information for letter-writing here:…

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on January 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Do Not Remove Permanent Retainer

Our recruiter, who also checked with his  Chief, told us to have our sons permanent retainer removed (you know the one they get after braces).  He saw the Navy Dentist at boot camp and come to find out, he did not have to have it removed.  I looked this question up before we had it removed and I could not find anything.  OH well, once he gets to A school he can have one put back in- provided my son remembrs to do just that (and finds the time).  How can we spread…


Added by cberg3 on August 4, 2013 at 9:29am — 7 Comments

Ship 14 dev. 122 I got a phone call!!!!! Just now!!!!!!! Sat Feb 2...... 8 am

I can't believe I was home (just now)  and by the phone to get a 2 min. phone call from my daughter. Sounds like she's doing fine..... made my month.      From Robin aka Bree's mom

Added by Breesmom in Sedona on February 2, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Boot Camp/Graduation Experience

My Boot camp/Graduation experience as a mom.

My son left June 14th 2012 for Great Lakes, he classed up right away, and maybe 3 or 4 Processing days and was put in a division to graduate on August 10th. (so 8 weeks and 1 day there)

I got the “I’m here call” about 10pm eastern time on the 14th.   Got the box the following Tuesday, and the first mail didn’t come till July 6th.   It was 17 days until his division could write, so…


Added by purplegiraffe69 on September 8, 2012 at 6:04pm — 4 Comments

SHIP 11, Division 231, PIR 8/3/12

Just wondering if there are anyone mom's out there that have a son/daughter in this division. My son will be graduating on 8/3/12. One month left. I don't know where the best places to get a motel up there or anything. My son told me he has liberty that weekend, so i am happy for that. Just need some information on what will work out the best for our trip out there and stay. 

Added by Ship11_Trevors Mom on July 4, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

A letter and a call

First a letter and then a call. It's great to get information.

He sounded good in both. That doesn't mean it's a walk in the park, though. I learned a lot!

- it took nearly two weeks for their division to get to full strength, so he was in P-days until June 11.

- they could write on Sunday, June 17 for the first time

- he's starboard watch section leader

- he passed his swimming test and first physical assessment

- there is lots of studying and watch… Continue

Added by OmahaRudy on June 23, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments

May 29 - June 15

Time is passing.

18 days since my son was sworn in and headed to Great Lakes. He'd waited since October. He was SO excited. He was like a race horse at the starting line pawing the ground ready to get going.

Now that he is in the midst of his training I wonder, is it only me who is so excited and hopeful about what he will discover about Navy life? Is still sharing the excitement.

What is he doing now? Has he made friends?

Can't wait for the first… Continue

Added by OmahaRudy on June 15, 2012 at 8:19am — 8 Comments

“I’m gonna be a NUKE!!!!”

Was the voice mail message left to me from my step son on Tuesday, January 11th. Oh how I hated that I missed that call, but the voice mail he left me made my heart smile. “Ms. Paulie, I passed my test! I’m gonna be a NUKE” my step son excitingly yells into my voice mail. “Call me back, I might miss your call I’m going to be helping my grandparents. I love you Ms. Paulie! THANK YOU for everything you’ve done for me!” (A voice mail message I will not delete from my…


Added by IndianaBounsMom on January 16, 2012 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Pass In Review - Bootcamp Graduation. List of PIR Groups to February 17, 2012. Updated on 12/27/2011

UPDATE: December 27, 2011.    Hello to all newcomers. Welcome to Navy For Moms. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group (clickable link). We have a special group of ladies who will take you through the entire Boot Camp & PIR process. You should also review the videos, powerpoint presentations listed as reference pages (located under member icons) in the …


Added by BunkerQB on December 27, 2011 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

One Mother's Pride

My SR is currently at RTC.  I'm so proud of her decision to join the Navy, it's hard to put into words.  What's even more difficult to express is the shock when I found out she was even interested.  My SR is the middle of three children.  She has a big sister and a little brother.  She always felt as if her siblings were loved more than she was, even though that couldn't be further from the truth.  When she was a toddler, her peditrician actually diagnosed her with "Middle Child Syndrome." …


Added by wvnavymom on October 22, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments


My son's division won Trivia Tuesday on the RTC FB page so we got a division photo!!! So great to see their smiles! 10 days to go!!! My SR is top upper right... always did like to…

Added by SonandSea on September 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

I ♥ the mail carrier!

new post on my blog ~ about the joy of receiving mail from boot camp! 

click here to read ->  …


Added by SonandSea on August 29, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

signed, sealed and delivered...

No, I was not as sad as I look in this photo, I promise!!

Yesterday was the big day. My son did his final swearing-inand boarded the plane to Great Lakes. 
He was able to text me and even called from the airport .And then at 12:32 I got "the 3 second" call.
He sounded strong, wide-awake (I'll bet!) and the teeniest bit nervous. I said a few encouraging…

Added by SonandSea on August 9, 2011 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

3 days

Look at  that smile! That's my sailor-to-be at the helm
of a cruise ship way back in the day. 
Actually, wasn't that yesterday?
He leaves for his recruiter's office Sunday afternoon
then on to Great Lakes for boot camp.
He is 18.
I tell you,…

Added by SonandSea on August 5, 2011 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

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